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Massapequa Park Holiday Party Caterers

Browse these holiday party caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Massapequa Park.

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Renegade Outpost
4.7
from 139 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 229 hires on Thumbtack
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William N.
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Ellen was lovely to work with and very attentive and communicative which is essential when planning a party. My party was a small holiday one but the hors d'oeuvres she made were fabulous and the leftovers made wonderful work lunches :). Thanks Ellen!

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 114 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
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Danielle F.
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Chuck and Maria were great to work with. They: - Helped us piece together a custom menu - Worked within our budget - Were willing to serve dessert purchased by us - Reviewed our bar purchase list - Supplied good servers and bartenders - Responded promptly to all inquiries - Made sure every angle was covered (utensils, timing, trash, table cloths, etc.) - Were mostly self-sufficient throughout the event - Were flexible with payment options … And everyone raved about the food! We would definitely hire Chuck and Maria for our next event. Good value. Thanks a bunch!

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 89 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
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A.J. C.
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Chris and his team were the perfect choice for our event. From our first conversation through execution, the process was seamless and efficient. Chris was always quick to respond and tailored a menu of hors d'oeuvres and drinks that were perfect for the occasion and within our budget. I would absolutely recommend him to others and plan to use NY Catering Service again for our holiday party.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Steffanie J.
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AMAZING Experience. Marylyn and her crew were exceptional catering our Holiday Party for 35 people. Delicious food, immaculate presentation, and professional staff. Thanks so much. Highly Recommended!!!

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Bacco Catered Events
5.0
from 77 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Anna M.
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Chef Lauren and her crew were such a pleasure to work with! I specifically chose Bacco Catered Events because of the prompt response level and highly personalized attention to detail from the very beginning. Our holiday cocktail party is the highlight of our year. However, Chef Lauren and her staff made it even more festive and decadent than we could have ever dreamed of! Not only was each member of the Bacco staff incredibly professional, but they each made our guests feel completely taken care of for the entire night. The food was not only delicious, but the presentation of both the pass around hors d'oeuvres and the stationary food was so beautiful. Additionally, the bartender created yet an additional focal point in the bar that many guests commented on how beautiful it was! I feel SO lucky to have found Chef Lauren! We have already set our date for December of 2017!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
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Ann B.
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Over the years, Rich has catered many events for me. From a chefs birthday party for 13 year old girls to a fully catered holiday dinner party. Every detail was perfection and the food was amazing!

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Amoraco
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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Mr. I.
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Tamara Shenkle was fantastic to work with. From start to finish, Tamara professionally brought me through the process of planning our marriage celebration NYC cocktail party. From the delicious menu (the guests raved perfectly bite sized hors d'ourves), cocktails & bar (she handled everything) to the handling of a lovely prosecco toast for fifty of our closest friends. Amoraco's food was fresh, exquisite, the glass and serving ware completely taken care of and the staff gracious, skilled and friendly. Thank you Tamara for catering our party. We and, again, the guests gave you and your team heartfelt compliments. P.S. Thank you for leaving the place so clean - our host appreciated it! I highly recommend Tamara and Amoraco for anyone reading this post.

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  • 68 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
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Tina S.
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DeCicco's recently catered an office Holiday Breakfast for us. Both Luisa DeCicco and Event Planner, Francesca Sgammato were amazing to work with. They made sure we had all we wanted (and more), worked through numerous menu changes and kept us within our budget. The food was abundant and delicious and delivered hot and on time. We will definitely use DeCicco's again.

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Manjar Boutique Catering
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
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Yoomi C.
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Adolfo and his team did a spectacular job with our company holiday party this year. Our staff and the clients we invited were beyond satisfied with their service and we will for sure be hiring them for our next event!

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Festive Food Caterers
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael Z.
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I cannot begin to express my utmost appreciation and satisfaction for Chef Michel and Festive Food Caterers. It was such a wonderful experience working with them. Chef Michel was not only highly responsive, and professional to work with, but he is passionate, creative, and extremely sensitive to the needs of his client. He loves what he does and it shows! My now husband and I were really excited once we started working with Michel and knew we were in great hands the whole way through. There was snow storm on the day of our wedding and Chef Michel took the time to call us and reassure that everything was going to be alright. For a nervous bride, that meant so much. His staff were extremely professional during the reception, and ALL the food was delicious, well prepared and served fantastically. People are still telling us how much they enjoyed the food. Chef Michel was a joy and I fully encourage anyone to work with him. You shall not be disappointed. Thank you so much Chef!

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HighLife Productions LLC
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Stephen R.
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Easy to work with - our bartender, James, showed up on time for our annual holiday party and was professional, personable and was a big help to us. We will definitely be using Highlife productions for our next events!

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Creative Table NY
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
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Mary D.
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Peter & the Creative Table team are really great to work with. Their food, presentation, and service are top notch. They are easy to work with, professional, and get the job done- what more could you ask for. It was our second time using them to cater our holiday party, and would recommend them to anyone to use for catering and party needs! -Mary D. Marketing Manager, Financial District, NYC

T&C Catering
4.8
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
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T&C catering were everything I had hoped they would be. They were professional, fun, and the food was great. Carol was very easy to get in touch with, and provided valuable recommendations for our holiday party of 50+ people. They arrived on time, and set up quickly. They even brought containers so people could take food home. Additionally, they helped cut/serve our dessert, even though we got it from somewhere else. I would highly recommend T&C catering to anyone, and will definitely use them again in the future.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
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Detty S.
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I highly recommend Platter Matters Company. They provided an excellent service at my Christmas party.Neat and experienced staff with high quality food and design.

3R's Events
4.8
from 29 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Eduardo P.
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Job very well done for my wife's surprise birthday party. The food was well prepared and had an excellent presentation. The Mac and cheese and ribs were exceptional. Thank you for making Renee's day special.

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Celestial Touch Catering
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
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Allison J.
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Brenda met with me and helped plan a special menu for my husband's 50th birthday party. The food was great and well presented. The roast beef was a crowd pleaser. The cheese and fruit platter were an elegant touch. The custom lemonade was superb. I'm pleased and highly recommend Brenda and her team.

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CORNBREAD26
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Robby H.
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They catered my Christmas party in Las Vegas. No detail was left untouched. Most importantly, the food was so absolutely delicious.

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JP's Delicacies LLC.
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Musi Q.
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JP catered a party for us of about 40 adults and 20 kids and we had a great experience working with him - highly recommend his services! He was responsive and flexible during the planning phase, able to modify his gameplan day-of when our rooftop venue got rained out :( and prepped and served the food efficiently, beautifully and notably, without needing anything from us as hosts, letting us truly enjoy the party. On top of all that, all the guests loved the food itself and several have inquired about contacting JP for their own events. I’m happy to make those connections because JP is truly a great chef and a consummate professional!

  • 7 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tylan C.
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I threw a catered birthday party, and upon signing up with Thumbtack, Brooklyn Kitchen got back to me in the hour. Throughout the entire process, their responsiveness was always immediate and thorough, anytime I had a question, and we were even able to set up a call to discuss the catering. The food was delivered promptly and ready to present/serve, friends raved about the wings at the party and the NEXT DAY. Highly recommend.

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Studio Event Staffing
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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We used Studio Event Staffing for a birthday party at our apartment building's private party space and would recommend them to everyone. Very helpful and responsive and our bartender was great!

Red Kitchen Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Raz A.
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Everything was great, the food, the service, the menu. Words are really not adequate to describe how pleased we were with the outcome of our party. Red Kitchen catering took care of everything.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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